August 31, 2016

Caritas plans for Italy quake relief

By |31 August 2016|

The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria affected by the earthquake of 24 August. Caritas Italy and local Church staff are working to provide aid there in support of affected people.

Earthquake relief effort continue through night in Italy

By |25 August 2016|

Caritas and church volunteers have been providing food to rescue workers and people affected by Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy.

Church to send aid as strong quake hits central Italy

By |24 August 2016|

A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and the loss of life. Caritas aid operations have begun to reach survivors.
  • Elvine at the Refettorio Ambrosiana where she's doing a Caritas-supported cooking course. Photo by Stefano Schirato / Caritas Ambrosiana
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    Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

By |5 August 2016|

Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.

July 5, 2016

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    “Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

By |5 July 2016|

Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas Internationalis ‘Syria: Peace is Possible’ campaign

May 31, 2016

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    Cardinal Tagle addresses ways to tackle food wasted during production

Cardinal Tagle addresses ways to tackle food wasted during production

By |31 May 2016|

Caritas president Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has said that the issue of food loss needs to be looked at differently and approached through government policy, lifestyle choices and spirituality.

Sustainable development and the future of work

By |9 May 2016|

Caritas Internationalis, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Labour Organization strengthened ties to promote decent work at a conference held in Rome from 2-6th May.

April 15, 2016

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    Caritas, UNAIDS, PEPFAR and faith organisations make roadmap to end child HIV infection

Caritas, UNAIDS, PEPFAR and faith organisations make roadmap to end child HIV infection

By |15 April 2016|

Caritas and faith-based organisations (FBOs), launched a roadmap this week detailing what needs to be done by 2020 to prevent more children dying from AIDS-related illnesses.

A roadmap for the future of children with HIV

By |11 April 2016|

Massive progress has been made in relation to diagnosis and treatment of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, since the early 1980s. In 2015, UNAIDS announced we reached the milestone of getting 15 million people on anti-retroviral treatment.
  • Epiphanie and Josiane in northern Rwanda are both HIV positive, but thanks to prophylaxis treatment provided through the AIDSRelief consortium, their children are virus-free. Photo by Helen Blakesley/CRS.
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    Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

By |6 April 2016|

Caritas has invited faith-based groups to Rome to lay the groundwork for a roadmap for their greater engagement in diagnosing and treating children living with HIV.

November 21, 2015

Welcoming minor migrants in Rome

By |21 November 2015|

Minor migrants of younger and younger age are coming to Italy throwing up challenges for authorities and aid agencies welcoming them.

September 29, 2015

Food, war and Caritas at EXPO 2015

By |29 September 2015|

Caritas wants you to think about food: where it comes from, how to make sure everyone’s got enough and of the right quality, its ability to bring us together and its essential role everyone’s lives.

Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe must be welcomed

By |9 September 2015|

Caritas Internationalis calls upon governments, communities and all people of good will to welcome refugees while working for peace as a priority in their homelands.

April 21, 2015

Mediterranean migrants dying of European indifference

By |21 April 2015|

Over 800 people died in a migrant shipwreck off the coast of Libya. Only 27 people are thought to have survived the tragedy. Caritas Catania was at the port when their ship arrived at midnight in Sicily. Don Piero Galvano, director of Caritas Catania gives his thoughts.

Urgent action after more tragedy in Mediterranean

By |20 April 2015|

Caritas is calling for the European Union to act quickly as yet more migrants drown in Mediterranean Sea.

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